he had to unnerve -- 100,000 fighters, $3 million a month. they did not surrender, they kept their weapons, they kept the areas of operation. they stopped killing americans. he got a set of iraq. that is six? -- that is success. we can measure success. as the congress, as a people, the media does not understand the military, it is hard to accountable. because we cannot judge professional competence, we judge table for their sex lives. tavis: we thank all of our military veterans on this veterans day. thomas ricks, author.